AS, Re [2015] EWHC 79 (COP) (26 November 2015)

Application by neighbour of dementia sufferer to be appointed as her deputy for property and affairs in place of the existing deputy, the London Borough of Islington.

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AT v SS (No 2) [2015] EWHC 3328 (Fam) (18 November 2015)

Application by mother to vary return order.

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AR v AS [2015] EWHC 3440 (Fam) (13 November 2015)

Wardship proceedings concerning child of Saudi Arabian parents, where the mother is seeking asylum in the UK.

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TF v PR [2014] EWHC 2195 (Fam) (13 June 2014)

Application by father for summary return of child to Italy.

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I (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1159 (06 October 2015)

Application by parents for permission to appeal against order which permitted life sustaining treatment to be withdrawn from their 11 year old son. Permission refused.

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L (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC B188 (7 May 2015)

Application by mother to vary child arrangements order. Application refused.

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Walton v Allman [2015] EWHC 3325 (Ch) (18 November 2015)

Property – Beneficial interest – Charging order – Judgment debts – Whether a charging order could be made in respect of a beneficial interest that had not been quantified.

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Re P (Case C-455/15) PPU (Court of Justice of the European Union, 19 November 2015)

Jurisdiction – BIIR – Habitual residence – Recognition of foreign order.

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AG, Re [2015] EWCOP 78 (25 November 2015)

Appeal by mother of woman lacking capacity against order dealing with welfare arrangements for her.

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Cumbria County Council v M and F [2014] EWHC 4886 (Fam) (28 March 2014)

Judgment in care proceedings concerning the siblings of Poppi Worthington.

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WA (A Child) (Abduction) (Consent; Acquiescence; Grave Risk of Harm or Intolerability) [2015] EWHC 3410 (Fam) (10 November 2015)

Application by father for summary return of child. Return ordered.

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EH v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions: diversion of income) [2015] UKUT 621 (AAC) (09 November 2015)

Appeal by PWC against refusal of FTT to vary award on the grounds of diverted income. Appeal allowed.

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J (A Child) [2015] UKSC 70 (25 November 2015)

Appeal by Moroccan father whose son was brought to the UK by his mother against the father's wishes. Held that it is open to the English courts to exercise article 11 jurisdiction in cases of wrongful removal under the 1996 Convention.

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D (Child), Re: [2015] EWCA Civ 1150 (18 November 2015)

Appeal by mother against care and placement orders. Appeal allowed.

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B v B [2015] EWCA Civ 1166 (24 November 2015)

Appeal by mother against costs order made in Hague Convention proceedings.

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A, B, C, D & E (Final Hearing), Re [2015] EWFC B186 (18 November 2015)

Final welfare hearing of care proceedings concerning five children, including findings that social workers had lied under oath and altered report of another social worker.

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H (Children), Re (Care and Placement Orders) [2015] EWFC B187 (29 July 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of two children aged 4 and 2.

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HNL, Re [2015] EWCOP 77 (19 November 2015)

Application regarding the payment of a gratuitous care allowance towards the cost of maintenance of brother of incapacitated woman, who provides care and case management services to her.

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IO (A Child), Re [2015] EWHC 3345 (Fam) (11 September 2015)

Application by father for summary return of child to Ukraine. Return ordered.

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RE v North Yorkshire County Council & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 1169 (17 November 2015)

Appeal against final orders made at interim hearing in care proceedings.

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S (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 86 (28 September 2015)

Applications by the mother for permission to remove child permanently from the jurisdiction to reside in Pakistan, and by the father for a child arrangements order under which child will live predominantly with him.

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N, Re [2015] EWCOP 76 (19 November 2015)

Application for a declaration determining whether it is in the best interests of patient lacking capacity to receive life sustaining treatment.

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MM v (1) Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (2) IJ (CSM) (Child support : jurisdiction) [2015] UKUT 590 (AAC) (28 October 2015)

Appeal by PWC seeking set aside of consent order made by FTT.

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Leeds City Council v The Mother & Ors [2015] EWFC B185 (13 November 2015)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of a four month old child.

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D (Children), Re [2015] EWFC 85 (05 November 2015)

Judgment in "intractable contact" case, setting aside earlier findings of fact.

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S v H & B [2015] EWHC 3313 (Fam) (23 October 2015)

Application to vary reporting restriction order.

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Minkin v Lesley Landsberg (Practising As Barnet Family Law) [2015] EWCA Civ 1152 (17 November 2015)

Appeal by the claimant in a solicitor's negligence action against the dismissal of her claim on liability relating to advice given in connection with a consent order. Appeal dismissed on basis that retainer did not extend to giving such advice.

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Welch v Welch [2015] EWFC B184 (9 September 2014)

Final hearing of bitter financial remedies litigation, including consideration of issues of conduct.

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A, Re (Private Law Proceedings) [2015] EWFC B183 (5 June 2015)

Proceedings concerning arrangements for three year old child, including whether mother should take him to Uganda for a holiday.

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X, Re (No 2: Application for contact by the biological father) [2015] EWFC 84 (13 November 2015)

Application for contact order by biological father of child conceived through artificial insemination.

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X, Re (No 1: Leave to Apply for a section 8 order) [2015] EWFC 83 (30 March 2015)

Application by biological father of child conceived through artificial insemination for leave to apply for s.8 order. Leave granted.

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L (Grave Risk of Harm) (Child's Objections) [2015] EWHC 3300 (Fam) (16 November 2015)

Application by father for return of his son to Bulgaria. Return ordered.

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Re L (No 2)(A Romanian Child: fact finding & welfare) [2015] EWHC 3191 (Fam) (9 October 2015)

Fact-finding of abuse and subsequent welfare decision for long-term specialist foster care for the child.

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C (A Child) (Wasted Costs), Re [2015] EWHC 3259 (Fam) (09 November 2015)

Judgment considering wasted costs order against father's solicitors, where they had failed to notify court that father had decided not to pursue his application in this jurisdiction.

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CD, Re [2015] EWCOP 74 (13 November 2015)

Judgment considering whether it is in the best interests of a 43 year old woman who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, to have a total abdominal hysterectomy in circumstances where she lacks capacity to make that decision for herself.

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B (a child: adoption process), Re [2015] EWFC B182 (22 July 2015)

Care and placement proceedings relating to new-born baby. Judgment considering whether adoption application properly made.

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Ramadani v Ramadani [2015] EWCA Civ 1138 (12 November 2015)

Appeal considering the jurisdiction of a court in England and Wales to entertain an application for spousal maintenance in the context of the Maintenance Regulation following previous proceedings in another EU member state.

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NA v Nottingham County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1139 (12 November 2015)

Appeal concerning liability of local authority for abuse suffered by child whilst in foster care.

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Medway Council v L & Anor [2015] EWHC 3262 (Fam) (10 November 2015)

Application by local authority for, inter alia, reporting restriction order in relation to recent care proceedings.

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JR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, & Anor (CSM) (Child support : variation/departure directions: lifestyle inconsistent) [2015] UKUT 582 (AAC) (22 October 2015)

Appeal by PWC against decision of First-tier Tribunal  regarding variation based on either diversion/income not taken into account and/or “inconsistent lifestyle”. Appeal dismissed.

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F v Cumbria County Council & Anor (No 6) (Publicity) [2015] EWHC 3228 (Fam) (06 November 2015)

Judgment concerning issues of publicity surrounding a forthcoming Family Court hearing arising from the death of Poppi Worthington in December 2012.

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Swindon Borough Council v M & Ors [2015] EWFC B181 (11 November 2015)

Final hearing of care and placement proceedings in respect of a four year old child.

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AFR, Re [2015] EWCOP 73 (11 November 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian to discharge two joint and several deputies for property and affairs on the grounds that they have behaved in a way that has contravened their authority or is not in their father's best interests.

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AI & Anor v Crown Prosecution Service [2015] EWFC B180 (10 November 2015)

Hearing considering beneficial ownership of a former matrimonial home, where the husband is subject to a confiscation order and is currently serving a sentence of imprisonment for a drugs related conspiracy.

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KS v MK [2015] EWHC 3276 (Fam) (29 October 2015)

Father's application pursuant to the Hague Convention for an order for the return of his daughter forthwith to Spain. Application withdrawn after mother attempted suicide.

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Welch v Welch [2015] EWFC B179 (02 June 2015)

Application by wife to vary a spousal periodical payments order. Application dismissed.

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Mukabi v Warui [2015] EWHC 2493 (Fam)

Enforcement – Contempt – Committal – Mother failed to return children to the jurisdiction by a specified date – Whether the mother was in contempt.

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Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2015] EWHC 3229 (Fam) (27 October 2015)

Application by wife for committal to prison of husband for breach of two disclosure orders.

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DWA, Re [2015] EWCOP 72 (09 November 2015)

Application by attorney whose appointment was revoked on the papers for decision to be reconsidered.

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MB (Expert's Court Report) [2015] EWFC B178 (18 September 2015)

Directions hearing within application by mother to discharge care order, dealing with mother's application for permission to admit expert report.

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An NHS Trust v A [2015] EWCOP 71 (23 September 2015)

Application by NHS Trust seeking orders and declarations depriving teenage boy of his liberty for the purposes of administering medical treatment.

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T (Final order and DBS checks), Re [2015] EWFC B176 (14 September 2015)

Care proceedings concerning a two year old boy. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal uncle and his partner, without enhanced DBS check.

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CG and CB (habitual residence in private law proceedings) [2015] EWFC B175 (16 October 2015)

Proceedings concerning issue of whether mother should remove children to Nigeria, considering question of jurisdiction.

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WD v HD [2015] EWHC 1547 (Fam) (28 April 2015)

Appeal by wife against variation of maintenance/school fees order, including consideration of whether or not a Calderbank offer is admissible in relation to an appeal.

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Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors [2015] EWFC B177 (5 November 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of a six month old girl. Special guardianship order made in favour of maternal aunt.

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JS v RS [2015] EWHC 2921 (Fam) (06 November 2015)

Final hearing of financial remedies claim, in case where wife's contribution significantly greater than husband's.

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PS v RS [2014] EWHC 4844 (Fam) (01 April 2014)

Application by wife for financial remedy orders under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

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Baldwin v Baldwin [2014] EWHC 4857 (Fam) (14 March 2014)

Hearing concerning jurisdiction in a case relating to maintenance obligations for an Ethiopian wife and child.

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C (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1096 (29 July 2015)

Appeal by father against child arrangements order and injunction forbidding him from recording any occasion when he met with the mother or members of her family.

Full report: Family Law Week

S-S (leave to oppose adoption), Re [2015] EWFC B174 (22 July 2015)

Application by parents for leave to oppose adoption. Application refused.

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L (A Child) (Jurisdiction: Private Fostering), Re [2015] EWHC 1617 (Fam) (19 March 2015)

Care proceedings in respect of Romanian child. Judgment concerning issue of jurisdiction.

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M (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 994 (22 July 2015)

Appeal by parents of 3 boys against order dismissing their application for the discharge of care orders made in relation to the children in October 2008. Appeal allowed.

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Medway Council v JB & Ors [2015] EWHC 3064 (Fam) (26 October 2015)

Care proceedings concerning 7 Slovakian children raising question of extent to which their wishes and feelings are relevant when considering transferring jurisdiction.

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NJDB v United Kingdom (App No. 76760/12) (European Court of Human Rights, 27 October 2015)

Costs – Legal aid – European Convention, Arts 6, 8 – Father denied legal aid in appeal to Supreme Court in private law children proceedings – Whether he had been denied effective access to the court and equality of arms.

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L (A Child) (fact finding) [2015] EWHC 1617 (Fam) (09 October 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in respect of the circumstances which led to child coming into the care of the local authority.

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Tricker v Church & Anor [2013] EWCOP 2 (08 January 2013)

Application for reconsideration of an order made on the papers refusing application to enforce security against receiver.

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AMH, Re [2015] EWCOP 70 (30 October 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs.

Full report: Bailii

N (Children : Adoption: Jurisdiction) [2015] EWCA Civ 1112 (02 November 2015)

Care and placement order proceedings in relation to two Hungarian children. Appeals against order transferring proceedings to Hungary. Appeals dismissed.

Full report: Bailii